Winter Savings Tips
As the days get shorter and the temperatures start to drop, are you ready for the approaching winter? Follow these five tips to stay snug and warm, whatever the weather brings!
1. Have your furnace serviced, if you haven't already. They burn more efficiently if routine maintenance is done.
2. Close your windows and storm windows.
3. Say no to drafts. Drafts can add 5% - 30% to your energy use, according to the Department of Energy. Consider getting draft stoppers if your doors don't seal tightly.
4. Reverse your fans. Clockwise rotation takes the warm air rising and circulates it back down and can cut your heating costs by up to 10%
5. Lower that thermostat! During the heating season you can save up to 3% of your heating bill, for every degree lower you set the thermostat. An average family can save up to $180 by using a programmable thermostat. Wearing a light sweater makes you feel about 2 degrees warmer and a heavier sweater (even those ugly ones) can add about 4 degrees.
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